Perfecting Procrastination: You can do it!

For the vast majority of us, it's easy to get distracted. There is a vast ocean of bright shiny objects to occupy our attention. Recently I was working on a few major client deliverables. With each passing day the need to complete them became more urgent and yet I would...

Go On: Ask the Stupid Question!

I was in London for the first time. Never having taken the train, I asked an attendant for help purchasing the ticket. She asked "Buy or collect?" I could only look at her, completely dumbfounded by the question. We don't have those options for train tickets in Canada. What does...

Removing Email Drag in 4 Simple Steps

Do you wake up in the morning, check your phone (first mistake), then feel your energy tank as you see the number of new unread messages? Looks like it will be another double-cappuccino morning starter. A few months ago I hired a coach to help me improve my personal effectiveness...

No WIIFM? No Support. 5 Tips for Buy-in During Difficult Change

“This is the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard.” We had just announced a critical shift in the way projects are catalogued. For years the business had been applying a numbering system that included year, cost center, project type and other critical information. With a glance at that number, documents could...

Buy, Borrow or Bypass: Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith

Before attending the Million Dollar Consulting Convention in March, I didn’t know who Marshall was. The name sounded familiar…it turns out he was co-author on a couple books I bought while completing my degree in organizational psychology. I received a copy of his latest book at the convention. It did...

4 Ways to fill in Your Brain Ruts

  The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs. ~John Dewey Have you ever noticed a car with really wide tires? Done right, they look fantastic, giving a vehicle a really powerful look....